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NSIS Public Lecture – 1 May 2017

Date: Monday, 1 May : 7:30pm Location: Dalhousie University Club, 6259 Alumni Crescent (located just off South Street), Halifax Speaker: Speaker: Tara Imlay PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University Title: Where Have all the Swallows Gone? Over the past 40 years, Breeding Bird Surveys have documented severe and widespread declines among species of aerial …

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March 2017 issue of the NSIS journal is now available

The latest Issue of the Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science (PNSIS), Volume 49(1) March 2017, is now available. Print copies have been distributed to NSIS members at the public lecture on April 2017. The journal is also available in a digital version to members. Please visit our Publications web-page for more details.

NSIS AGM, Dinner, and Public Lecture – 1 May 2017

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, Dinner, and Lecture of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science on Monday, 1st May 2017 at the University Club, Dalhousie University, 6259 Alumni Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Schedule of Events: 5:00pm  156th Annual General Meeting of the NSIS 6:00pm  Dinner 7:30pm  After-dinner public lecture by Tara …

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NSIS Membership

NSIS invites anyone interested in science to become a member of the Institute. The benefits of joining the institute are described on our Membership Page. For further information, please contact us at the Institute’s email address: If you wish to join, please fill out and print the membership form, then mail it together with …

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NSIS Public Lecture – 3 April 2017

Date: Monday, 3 April at 7:30pm Location: Museum of Natural History, Halifax Speaker: Dr. Shashi Gujar Departments of Pathology Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University Quality and System Performance, IWK Health Centre Title: Cancer Immunotherapy: Using Viruses to Treat Cancers Abstract: When we think about viruses, we usually think about infections and diseases. However, not all …

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Honorary Membership Awarded to Dr. Mary Anne White


We are extremely pleased to make Dr. Mary Anne White an Honorary Member of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science in recognition of her conspicuous service to the advancement of science in Nova Scotia, including being made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. White presently holds the distinguished title of University Research Professor …

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NSIS Public Lecture – December

Date: December 5, 2016 Time: 7:30 PM Location: Auditorium, Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., Halifax NS Molecular Clocks: Using DNA to Infer Evolution Speaker: Dr. John Archibald Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University Canadian Institute for Advanced Research The science of DNA has revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. From …

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Public Lecture by the 2016 A. G. Huntsman Award Recipient

The NSIS is pleased to participate in the public lecture by the 2016 A. G. Huntsman Award recipient, Dr. Benjamin Halpern. Dr. Halpern is from the University of California, Santa Barbara. We invite you to attend the event and details are provided below and in the attached flyer. Causes & Consequences of Changes in Global …

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November 2016 Public Lecture


You are invited to attend the public lecture on November 14, 2016. Please note the new location of this lecture. Time: 7:30pm Location: Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University, Cox Institute, Room 257, 50 Pictou Road, Truro Speaker: Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie Department of Chemistry. Cape Breton University Title: Reaping Unsown Rewards from Biochar Imagine a way …

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Public Lectures for 2016-2017

NSIS is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Public Lecture series. Join us again this year for eight informative talks on scientific research being conducted by experts in Nova Scotia.

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